Owner of Flint Firebirds suspended for five years, hit with a $250K fine

The Ontario Hockey League has made it’s final ruling on the situation with the Flint Firebirds, and has hit owner Rolf Nilsen with a massive punishment. In a statement from league commissioner David Branch, it has been announced that Nilsen has been suspended from being involved directly or indirectly with hockey operations of the team for five years, and a … Read more

Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi assigned to Grand Rapids Griffins

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned Vili Saarijarvi (Sar-ee-yar-vee), one of their top defensive prospects, to the Grand Rapids Griffins. After a roller coaster ride of a season with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, Saarijarvi finished with 12 goals and 31 assists (43 points) in 59 games. The Firebirds made headlines twice this year. After owner Rolf Nilson fired the … Read more

ESPN lists 5 Red Wings prospects in top 50 list

[tps_header]Corey Pronman of ESPN released his mid-season Top 50 NHL Prospects List, and the Detroit Red Wings are well-represented with 5 prospects on Pronman’s list. As with any prospect, you never know what you’re going to get. Some pan out for the better and end up making an impact on the pro-level, and some just can’t … Read more

Flint Firebirds center checks player through glass! [Video]

It will not be too long before we start posting some Detroit Red Wings highlights, but until then how about one from the Flint Firebirds of the OHL? Check out this hit by Firebirds center Cullen Mercer as he literally sends Blake Clarke of the Saginaw Spirit through the glass during Friday’s preseason game. https://vine.co/v/eTtOd3A9e1i/embed/simple

Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi to play in Flint this season

After grappling with the choice between playing in his native Finland, or bringing his talents across the pond to North America, Detroit Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi has opted to play for the Flint Firebirds for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Saarijarvi was drafted in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft by Detroit this … Read more